Borderland Studies

Borderland Studies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... he was quite shattered by this last blow that had fallen upon his house, and went about like a broken man, and as soon as the magisterial enquiry was ended emigrated over the seas to begin life anew. He came to see me to say good-bye, and the last words I ever heard him speak were these: "Good-bye sir," he said, "and thank ye again and again for your kindness to me and to them that's gone, and, sir," he continued in a faltering voice, " dinna ye think too ill o' my mither, for she was sorely temptit; she lo'ed John like the apple o' her ee, an' aye blamed hersel' for the quarrel that drave him frae the door, though there was blame o' bath sides, as I may say. Ay, sir, an' it's my belief she jest lived to do her vengeance, fore seein' wi' her gifts that ae day the murderer wad come to her very door-cheek, pittin' his life in her han's. Wi' a temptation sic as that ye'll no be blamin' her over mickle mebbe, an' whiles, though the meenister micht say 'twas papistical, I just offer up a bit prayer for her soul." Thus Donald spoke and said good-bye Such then is the story the passing stranger will be told if he enquire why the "biggin'" by the Dhu Loch's side is crumbling to ruins, and is now almost level with the ground. THE ELDER OF NORTH QUAY. '"PHE town of North Quay lies on the farther side of a.. certain important river in the North of England, and was once well known to sailors all the seas over, owing to its proximity to the river's mouth, and to the fact that vessels frequently unloaded there and sought repairs in the various dry docks and yards, from whence arose a constant clatter of rivetters and platers at their work. Now, however, it is much less busy than formerly, owing to the competition of...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123659469X
  • 9781236594693